Southwest Life

Humans increasing their arsenal against cancer

CHICAGO – New research shows a sharp escalation in the weapons race against cancer, with several high-tech approaches long dreamed of but not possible or successful until now. At a conference this...

DATE: June 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

BC-US-MED--E Coli Outbreak, 3rd Ld-Writethru,428 Officials probe E. coli outbreak in 6 states %reldate(2012-06-08T20:45:48

ATLANTA (AP) A mysterious and scattered outbreak of the E. coli bacteria is linked to 14 illnesses, including a child's death, health officials say.No form of contaminated food or other cause has...

DATE: June 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Briefs

Durango library offers health lectures The Durango Public Library will host a summer series of lectures focused on the health and well-being of children and families. The first lecture, “The Drug...

DATE: June 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Lung transplant from smoker better than nothing, study says

LONDON – Patients who need new lungs are better off getting donated organs from smokers than none at all, even though they probably won’t live as long as those who get a lung transplant from a...

DATE: June 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

A shock to walk

NEW YORK Many scientists are working on treatments to help people with spinal cord injuries walk. Now there’s a striking new demonstration of how one approach might work: Spinal nerve stimulation...

DATE: June 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Health Brief

Allergy, asthma presentation Thursday The Advanced Allergy Relief Center of the Southwest will present “Resolving Seasonal Allergies and Allergic Asthma” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Program Room 2 of...

DATE: June 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Mail-order chickens linked to 300 cases of salmonella

ATLANTA – Those cute mail-order chicks that wind up in children’s Easter baskets and backyard farms have been linked to more than 300 cases of salmonella in the U.S. – mostly in youngsters – since...

DATE: June 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Need advice in selection of nursing home?

TRENTON, N.J. – Finding the right nursing home for an elderly loved one is a daunting task. And it’s one most of us will face, as two-thirds of people older than 65 will need nursing home care, at...

DATE: June 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Can your blood pressure be burned away?

WASHINGTON – “Maxed out on the medications,” is how Bill Ezzell describes his struggle with blood pressure. It’s dangerously high even though the North Carolina man swallows six different drugs a...

DATE: June 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

For colon exams, simple may suffice

A simple, cheaper exam of just the lower part of the bowel can cut the risk of developing colon cancer or dying of the disease, a large federal study finds.Many doctors recommend a more complete...

DATE: June 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

More children destined for heart attack

ATLANTA – Half the nation’s overweight teens have unhealthy blood pressure, cholesterol or blood-sugar levels that put them at risk for future heart attacks and other cardiac problems, new federal...

DATE: May 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

Lung-cancer screenings: For older smokers

CHICAGO – New lung cancer screening guidelines from three medical groups recommend annual scans, but only for an older group of current or former heavy smokers.The advice applies only to those aged...

DATE: May 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Health

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